• All Share : 51679.66
    DOWN -3.56%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 45570.39
    DOWN -3.97%
    Financial 15 : 14703.45
    DOWN -5.55%
    Industrial 25 : 70519.44
    DOWN -3.49%
    Resource 10 : 29572.82
    DOWN -2.75%

  • ZAR/USD : 15.0823
    UP 5.22%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.5597
    DOWN -4.26%
    ZAR/EUR : 16.7402
    UP 2.34%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.147
    UP 9.87%
    ZAR/AUD : 11.2613
    UP 3.15%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1315.6
    UP 4.72%
    Platinum US$/oz : 984
    UP 1.97%
    Silver US$/oz : 17.72
    UP 2.78%
    Palladium US$/oz : 548
    DOWN -2.84%
    Brent Crude : 48.38
    DOWN -5.43%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Jun 25 10:39:41 CAT 2016

President Zuma to host Armed Forces Day

TMG Digital | 20 February, 2016 13:38
President Zuma will begin his programme in the morning at New Brighton where he will lay a wreath at SS Mendi Memorial in commemoration of South African soldiers who died when the military steamship SS Mendi sank on February 21‚ 1917. File photo
Image by: SA Presidency via Flickr

President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday host Armed Forces Day which aims to celebrate and honour members of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) under the theme “A professional and capable defence force for the people of South Africa”.

In 2012‚ President Zuma‚ who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the South African Armed Forces‚ proclaimed that February 21 each year will be observed and commemorated as Armed Forces Day to raise public awareness about the work of SANDF and to demonstrate the role of defence forces in a democratic state and its immense contribution to peace and stability in the continent.

President Zuma will begin his programme in the morning at New Brighton where he will lay a wreath at SS Mendi Memorial in commemoration of South African soldiers who died when the military steamship SS Mendi sank on February 21‚ 1917.

The President will then proceed to a military parade where he will hand out medals to honour deserving SANDF members for their outstanding performances in various military operations and take a salute from the South African National Defence Force.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.